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10-year-old struck by hit-and-run driver has died. It's considered as Peoria's 31st homicide of the year

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Troy Erving

A 10-year-old's Peoria boy's death is now under investigation as a homicide.

Troy Erving was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the 1600 block of NE Glen Oak on Tuesday evening.

Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood said Erving was pronounced brain dead at 8:15 a.m. Friday.

Harwood said an autopsy showed Erving died of severe blunt force head trauma and a resulting brain injury.

Erving was a fifth-grader at Lincoln Middle School. A GoFundMe is raising money for the boy's funeral expenses.

The suspected hit-and-run driver, 43-year-old Karrie Brunswig, faces several charges linked to the collision, including felony counts of leaving the scene of an accident and driving on a suspended license.

Brunswig is being held in the Peoria County Jail on a $1 million bond. She's set to appear in court again on Dec. 9.

Harwood said the case is considered a homicide because Erving died as a result of another person's actions. More criminal charges are possible pending review of the case by the state's attorney's office.

This marks Peoria's 31st recorded homicide of 2021.

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